Antique Mushroom Prints - Curtis's Flora Londensis (1777-1828)
Mushroom Prints
from Curtis's Flora Londonensis
(England, 1777-1828)
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Background:

These rare prints are from the first work of William Curtis, a botanical lecturer at the Chelsea Gardens in London.  With the support of Lord Brute, Curtis published the first hand-coloured folio illustrations of Flora Londinensis in 1777.   The work was published through 1828.  The text accompanying each print was authored by Sir William Jackson Hooker.

Flora Londinensis focused on presenting illustrations and descriptions of plants which grew within a radius of ten miles of London.  Many of the artists in Curtis's "later" Botanical Magazine also participated in this project including Sydenham Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn.

The focus of the prints on this page are Mushrooms found in the environs of London.

Price per print: Print Only:  $170
Matting Charge:  $40
Framing & Matting Charge:  $225
Dimensions: Print Only:  11 x 17 inches
Matted:  18 x 24 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1777-1828
Other details: Includes original page of accompanying text

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Mushrooms (No. 11210001)
Warty Mushroom

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Mushrooms (No. 11210002)
Tall Mushroom

Mushrooms (No. 11210004)
Velvet-stalked Mushroom

Mushrooms (No. 11210005)
Oyster Mushroom

Mushrooms (No. 11210006)
Orange Mushroom


Mushrooms (No. 11210007)
Shaggy Mushroom

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Mushrooms (No. 11210009)
Hybrid Mushroom

Mushrooms (No. 11210010)
Slimy Mushroom

Mushrooms (No. 11210011)
Oval Mushroom

Mushrooms (No. 11210012)
Pleated Mushroom


Mushrooms (No. 11210013)
Imbricated Boletus

Mushrooms (No. 11210014)
Lacquered Boletus

Mushrooms (No. 11210015)
Scaly Boletus